Alpinestars has launched their new autonomous motorcycling airbag system the Tech-Air® 5.
The Tech-Air® 5 represents the latest addition to the Alpinestars Tech-Air® which includes the Tech-Air® Race and Tech-Air® Street systems. Alpinestars proves their innovative leadership in active air-bag technology for riders and their passengers with the Tech-Air® 5 simply a powerful demonstration of Alpinestars commitment to making airbag technology more freely available as the best possible choice of "active" airbag protection for motorcyclists.
Alpinestars Tech Air 5®
Tech-Air® 5 is a slim, self-contained wearable airbag vest riders wear under any proper fitting textile jacket, Tech-Air® compatible jacket, or any leather jacket with four cm of space around the circumference of the rider's chest. Tech-Air® 5 offers unrivaled upper body protection keeping motorcycle riders safe by uniquely covering the rider's shoulders, chest, ribs and full back. The Alpinestars Tech- Air® 5 provides the most comprehensive coverage of any airbag currently available.
The state-of-the-art, wearable Tech-Air® 5 vest works by using an active electronic system featuring six integrated sensors (3 gyroscopes and 3 accelerometers) and a crash algorithm that leverages AI to accurately monitor when to deploy the airbag in the event of a crash. Alpinestars developed the Tech-Air® 5 thanks to feedback from some of the top MotoGP riders and Alpinestars customers, and after spending years analyzing riding data from millions of miles and thousands of crashes to continuously improve the intelligent crash detection algorithm.
How the Alpinestars Tech Air 5® Works
Upon the identification of a crash situation, the protective airbag deploys thereby providing unrivaled protection to the rider with a maximum inflation time of 20 to 40ms based on the volume of the airbag size. The impact absorption while wearing the airbag results in a decrease of the impact force by up to 95 percent compared to a passive protector. The Tech-Air® 5 airbag system offers the same protection as that provided by 18 back protectors.
How To Use the Alpinestars Tech Air 5®
The Tech Air 5® system is extremely easy to use: just zip up the vest and close the magnetic flap and you're ready to ride. An LED display indicates the airbag's operational status and the integrated, certified lithium ion battery provides a battery life of 30 hours. The system comes equipped with a magnetic micro USB charger that allows quick, easy and convenient recharging.
The Alpinestars Tech-Air® 5 has Bluetooth connectivity and an accompanying Tech-Air® App, which uses the rider's phone to display the system's operational status, battery status and a detailed analysis of the ride. The system's firmware can also be updated directly via the app.
Alpinestars began development on the original Tech-Air® system nearly 20 years ago. When launched in the market in 2014, the Tech-Air® system was recognized as the world's first airbag providing full upper body protection with a completely independent electronic management system, in addition to having the versatility of the vest which could be easily zipped into a variety of Tech-Air® compatible jackets. The Consumer Electronics Show recognized the Alpinestars Tech-Air® 5 in December 2019 as one of the must-see innovative products in the Wearables Technology Marketplace.
MotoSport plans to start taking pre-orders on the Tech-Air® 5 shortly with first shipments arriving in early March. Call 866-677-7338 for more details or check back often to visit the dedicated Alpinestars page for ordering details.